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1991 Alfa Romeo SZ

Coupe
WINTER HARVEST - RM Sotheby ’s
Thursday, 16 January - Friday, 17 January 2020
$58,800
Sale Price
16 January 2020
Sold Date
173
Lot Number
#3+
Modified Original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis No. ZAR16200003000440. Red with gray roof over tan leather. 2959-cc, 210-hp V-6. 5-speed manual. Bridgestone Potenza tires, aftermarket coilovers, Wilwood brakes, 17-inch wheels. Momo steering wheel (original included), aftermarket stereo head unit, Sparco seats with harnesses, aftermarket exhaust, Sparco aluminum pedals.

EVALUATION : Modified original | Just 13,166 kilometers from new. The finish on the rear spoiler is a little tired. Paint is starting to show its age but has no huge blemishes. There’s negligible wear on the driver’s seat, but otherwise the interior looks great. In typical Zagato fashion, it’s so ugly it’s beautiful. A ­shoo-in for Radwood.

BOTTOM LINE : Alfa sold barely 1000 SZs, none in the United States. Since turning 25 years old, though, they have started to trickle into the country. Another 1991 was bid to $65,699 on Bring a Trailer late last year. The modifications to this one, albeit tasteful, tamped down interest here.

by Hagerty Insider
19 January 2020
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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